Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS, joined Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) as vice president for oncology programs and physician-in-chief of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at MUMC in 2012. He oversees business operations, patient care services, and physician relations at the ACI.
Before joining the ACI, Petruzzelli served as vice chairman of the department of otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Prior to that, he provided leadership for head and neck oncology services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
Petruzzelli has authored more than 100 medical publications and book chapters and has lectured across the United States and internationally. In addition, he is an avid educator providing course materials, instruction, and leadership for other surgeons, resident physicians, and medical students. Petruzzelli is regularly recognized as one of the Top Doctors in America for both otolaryngology and cancer services.
He earned his undergraduate degree in biology at St. Louis University. He then graduated with his M.D. from Rush Medical College while simultaneously earning a Ph.D. in anatomical science from Rush University. Petruzzelli also holds an MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology -– head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Petruzzelli is board certified in otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Head and Neck Society, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
He has received both an Honor Award and Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology for his commitment to scholarly, scientific, educational, and service endeavors.